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 for Brooding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brood \Brood\ (br[=o]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Brooded; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Brooding.]
     1. To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of
        warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and
        cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and
        protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding.
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              Birds of calm sir brooding on the charmed wave.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a
        subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of
        gloomy, serious thought; -- usually followed by over or
        on; as, to brood over misfortunes.
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              Brooding on unprofitable gold.        --Dryden.
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              Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt
              like one who has evoked a spirit.     --Hawthorne.
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              When with downcast eyes we muse and brood.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  brooding \brood"ing\, a.
     1. worried and thinking long and intensely, especially about
        a particular problem.
  
     Syn: broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive,
          pondering, reflective, ruminative, gloomy, morose.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  brooding \brood"ing\, a.
     good at incubating eggs, especially of a fowl kept for that
     purpose; as, a brooding hen.
  
     Syn: brood, hatching.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  brooding \brooding\ n.
     the process of sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the
     warmth of the body; -- mostly used of birds.
  
     Syn: incubation.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  brooding
      adj 1: deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only
             in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic
             hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";
             [syn: brooding, broody, contemplative,
             meditative, musing, pensive, pondering,
             reflective, ruminative]
      n 1: sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the
           body [syn: brooding, incubation]
      2: persistent morbid meditation on a problem [syn:
         pensiveness, brooding]

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